Health and Safety Code Section 43156 Prohibited Transactions

Prohibited Transactions

43156.  (a) For purposes of this article, it is conclusively presumed that the equitable or legal title to any motor vehicle with an odometer reading of 7,500 miles or more, has been transferred to an ultimate purchaser, except as provided in subdivision (b), and that the equitable or legal title to any motor vehicle with an odometer reading of less than 7,500 miles, has not been transferred to an ultimate purchaser.

(b) For purposes of this article, it is conclusively presumed that the equitable and legal title to any direct import vehicle which is less than two years old has not been transferred to an ultimate purchaser and that the equitable or legal title to any direct import motor vehicle which is at least two years old has been transferred to an ultimate purchaser.

For purposes of this subdivision, the age of a motor vehicle shall be determined by the following, in descending order of preference:

(1) From the first calendar day of the model year as indicated in the vehicle identification number.

(2) From the last calendar day of the month the vehicle was delivered by the manufacturer as shown on the foreign title document.

(3) From January 1 of the same calendar year as the model year shown on the foreign title document.

(4) From the last calendar day of the month the foreign title document was issued.

(Amended Ch. 859, Stats. 1989. Effective January 1, 1990.)